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Contract: Program Communications Coordinator
Organization: Plenty Canada 
Eligibility:
 30 years of age or younger

Location: Lanark, Ontario, a 25 minute drive from Perth, and an hour from Ottawa.  Please let us know in your application if you will be seeking accommodations, as we may be able to highlight some local opportunities.

CONDITIONS

  • 12 month, full time contract beginning May 2020 with potential for extension
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, and travel as required
  • Salary: $17-$22/hr, commensurate with experience
  • Must be eligible for EcoCanada’s Science Horizons Internship Program Funding
  • Deadline to apply: April 15, 2020, or until the position is filled*

*We encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

POSITION SUMMARY

Are you passionate about grassroots Indigenous-led environmental and community programming? Do you have a talent for communications? Do you love learning, sharing and inspiring others to do cross-cultural work for a better world? If you’ve answered yes, keep reading! Plenty Canada is seeking candidates to fill the role of program communications coordinator, and if you meet the following criteria, we’d love to hear from you. As an Indigenous-led organization, Plenty Canada applies both Indigenous and Western Knowledge Systems to our work under the guiding principles of ‘Ethical Space” and ‘Two-Eyed Seeing’. As such, we welcome applicants who are interested in developing their competencies in applying these principles.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Creating compelling communications pieces for Plenty Canada’s membership, our community and our funders (eg. Through our blog, website, social media, donor letter, and occasional e-updates)
  • Coordinating public outreach activities
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of a new communications and outreach strategy and supporting systems (eg. A public boothing kit, photo database, our website and mailing list)
  • Compiling and organizing key information and photographs about our programs
  • Communicating regularly with staff, partners, attendees, and event volunteers
  • Taking an active role, as a key member of our team, in coordinating elements of our local engagement programs (eg. Youth Circle for Mother Earth, public programming about cultural connections to the environment, plus collaborations with local school boards for land-based learning), with potential for some involvement with international work (eg. Cuba and Honduras)
  • Assisting with the preparation of funding applications and reports for current and future programming
  • Other duties as assigned

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Project coordination experience
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communications skills (written and in-person)
  • Accreditation from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Educational background in Indigenous Knowledge Systems and/or Western Environmental Sciences
  • Proficiency with GSuite/Microsoft Office programs
  • Familiarity with building an audience through online content (eg. Social media, blogs, email updates)
  • Excellent troubleshooting abilities
  • A self-starter who’s not afraid to ask for guidance
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Previous experience with funding applications/fundraising and/or willingness to learn
  • Previous experience with not-for-profit work an asset
  • Valid Driver’s license with access to a personal vehicle an asset
  • Currently unemployed or underemployed (see EcoCanada Science Horizons Youth Internship eligibility requirements)

ABOUT PLENTY CANADA

Plenty Canada is an Indigenous-led non-profit organization that facilitates access to and shares resources with Indigenous peoples and other community groups around the world in support of their environmental protection and sustainable development goals. At Plenty Canada we recognize that people are part of the environment and we sustain healthy lives only when the environment as a whole is healthy. For us the environment and the bio-diversity of our environment is a precious treasure we need to protect. Plenty Canada’s Objectives:

  • To educate Canadians about our shared history and the importance of Indigenous world views in achieving a sustainable future for all of our children.
  • To encourage intergenerational learning and equal opportunity for people of all genders, sexual orientations and physical abilities.
  • To demonstrate reputable sustainable building technologies associated with green energy sources that are economically sustainable.
  • To share Indigenous perspectives in caring for forests, and to work with the forestry industry in achieving greater sustainability.
  • To apply Indigenous knowledge systems and Western Science in the protection and enhancement of wetlands, lakes and rivers, and promotion of aquatic Indigenous foods.
  • To ensure the security of cultural-based food sources from the forest and the land to strengthen our cultures and provide healthy food that is economically affordable.
  • To share our knowledge and other resources with Indigenous communities internationally.

APPLICATION PROCESS

We are currently posting multiple summer positions as well. Please visit http://www.plentycanada.com to review all job ads and, if interested in more than one, list them in order of preference in your cover letter. Applications are welcome from everyone who’s eligible, and in particular from underrepresented groups, including but not limited to youth of Indigenous ancestry.

*** Corrected email address *** (had been .ca, correct address is .com), please resend your application

To apply, please send your Resume and Cover Letter with this position’s title in the subject line of your email to jobs@plentycanada.com . We encourage all candidates to apply as soon as possible, as we will be considering applications on a rolling basis. We thank all applicants for their interest, but will only be contacting those selected for interviews.

In addition to outlining why you think you’d be a great addition to our team, please answer the following:

What is your experience working with Indigenous Knowledge Systems, especially as they relate to work in conservation? (eg. Have you worked within or with such frameworks before; are you familiar with the concept of Ethical Space; and, if you don’t, do you have an interest in learning more?)

Lorsque vous enverrez votre candidature, merci d’indiquer que vous avez vu cette offre d’emploi sur le site GoodWork.ca.
 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Mar 17 2020    Numéro : 56448